Tag Archives: MDA

MDA, Israel Missile Defense Agency Wraps Up Target Test for Arrow-3 Interceptor

Israel’s national missile defense organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency have completed their first target engagement test for the Arrow-3 interceptor. The Arrow-3 interceptor launched after the battle management control system analyzed data of a ballistic missile target during the test, MDA said Thursday. Israel’s air force and the Israeli Aerospace Industries led the …

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MDA Eyes Laser-Armed Drones to Revive Airborne Laser Program

The Missile Defense Agency is planning to revive its airborne laser program using an unmanned aircraft armed with an electric-powered laser to counter ballistic missile threats, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the future program will seek to address the continued challenge of engaging the missile target in …

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Profile: Katrina McFarland, Defense Department Assistant Secretary for Acquisition

Katrina McFarland serves as assistant secretary for acquisition at the Defense Department, where she advises the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics on acquisition-related matters. She was previously the president of Defense Acquisition University, where she oversaw the development and expansion of acquisition curriculum for defense acquisition workforce. McFarland …

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MDA Leads Flight Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Functions

The Missile Defense Agency recently led a flight test of the tracking and engagement functions of the Lockheed Martin-built Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system with three of Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-3 as simulated targets. MDA said Feb. 24 that the test, called Flight Test Other-19, simulated a raid by three ballistic missile targets and the subsequent …

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MDA, Partners Test Target Detection of Aegis Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency led a test to demonstrate work by the Aegis ballistic missile defense system to detect and track missile targets, as well as other target discrimination, engagement and fire control functions. MDA said Friday it joined the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Navy aboard USS John Paul Jones and used the AN/SPY-1 radar and Aegis …

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MDA receives $6.6 add-on to NASA contract for OSIRIS-REx mission

  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., recently announced it has been awarded an additional $6.6 million from the Canadian Space Agency for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, reaching a total contract value of $25 million. Through a six-month period MDA will build a laser-based tool to create a high-resolution 3D model of the …

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MDA Records Two Intercepts in Pacific Missile Test

The Missile Defense Agency intercepted two medium-range ballistic missile targets during a missile defense flight test near the U.S. Army’s Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site and surrounding areas in the western Pacific. MDA sought to evaluate how the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense weapon systems function …

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